American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)
American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)
American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

American Cranberry Bush (Viburnum opulus var. americanum)

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Deciduous North American shrub

Broad, flat-topped clusters of white flowers in late spring; bright red fruits in late summer persist overwinter; lustrous, deeply lobed, dark green foliage turns yellow to red-purple in the fall

Origin: North America

The Cranberry Bush grows natively from New Brunswick and British Columbia south to New York, Michigan, South Dakota, and Oregon. It is similar to the European Cranberry Bush in form and flower, but is not readily available in the nursery trade. In 1791 Thomas Jefferson ordered "bush cranberries, all you have" from the William Prince Nursery on Long Island. Included in his list were many native trees and shrubs as well as fruits and roses. Although the fruits are edible and used in preserves and jellies, birds are not known to eat them.

Arrives in a 2 gallon pot.

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Details

Genus Viburnum
Species opulus var. americanum
USDA Zones 2 - 7
Exposure Full Sun to Light Shade
Habit Grows to 12 feet high and 8 to 12 feet wide
Culture Prefers well-drained, moist soil
Attributes Fall color, Showy fruits
Jefferson documented


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